The very nature of business is being transformed by the cloud. In a world where products are no longer finished before they reach users, and incremental improvements are regularly deployed, the relationship with a consumer shifts from buying a product once (owning it) to paying a fee to use it for a set period (renting it). Whereas in the past we might have paid a few thousand dollars for a “finished” piece of software on a CD-ROM, we now pay a few dollars per month for regular access to a cloud-based service. advertisement advertisement The average consumer is now less often the stereotypical nerd of yore, and instead could be someone’s hip over-seventy parent, an iconic reality TV star who’s never used a spreadsheet before, or a teenager who sits at the athletes’ table at lunch instead of the mathletes’ one. A purely functional approach is no longer enough, and instead a richly experiential one has become table stakes because of the … [Read more...] about It’s time to stop designing “minimum viable products”
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Whether you saw 2016 as a time to celebrate or an enormous dumpster fire, there’s something thrilling about the prospect of a new year. It’s a clean slate. Twelve months stretch ahead, full of promise. advertisement advertisement So while you’re making your list of resolutions that you’ll take with you into January, it’s also a good time to think about what you should leave behind. To give yourself the best chance of reaching your goals and realizing your resolutions, leave these mistakes behind when the clock strikes midnight. Trying To Do It All Yourself Yes, you’re good at your job. Yes, you’re a stickler for details. But you can’t do it all—and choosing not to delegate is only going to hold you back, says productivity expert and technologist Matthew Canning, author of Get It Together: Five Simple Strategies for Becoming Reliable, Saving Time, and Making Fewer Mistakes. Holding on to too much is just going to cause … [Read more...] about 8 Mistakes You Need To Leave Behind In 2017
Amid talk of a slowdown in the consumer segment and a poor showing by most FMCG players in 2019, Dabur has managed to log decent gains.The stock had outperformed benchmark Sensex in three out of five calendar years, including 2019 so far, data from Ace Equity shows.Close Some of Dabur's FMCG peers such as Emami, Godrej Consumer Products and Britannia have lost 25 percent, 21 percent and 14 percent, respectively, of their market value in the calendar year 2019 so far. related news Green shoots in the telecom sector? Sensex hits a new high, 4 factors that could be fuelling optimism Brokerages bullish on ICICI Bank, see 20% further upside despite rallying 44% in last 9 months What helped Dabur endure the slowdown headwind?Brokerage Centrum Broking said in a recent report that the company's management was of the view that its power brand strategy yielded good results and helped it achieve revenue momentum supported by 11 percent volume growth in FY19 and 9.6 … [Read more...] about This stock has outperformed Sensex in 3 out of 5 calendar years. Is it still a strong story?
The first thing you notice about Jeff Bezos is how he strides into a room. advertisement advertisement A surprisingly diminutive figure, clad in blue jeans and a blue pinstripe button-down, Bezos flings open the door with an audible whoosh and instantly commands the space with his explosive voice, boisterous manner, and a look of total confidence. “How are you?” he booms, in a way that makes it sound like both a question and a high-decibel announcement. Each of the dozen buildings on Amazon’s Seattle campus is named for a milestone in the company’s history–Wainwright, for instance, honors its first customer. Bezos and I meet in a six-floor structure known as Day One North. The name means far more than the fact that Amazon, like every company in the universe, opened on a certain date (in this case, it’s July 16, 1995). No, Day One is a central motivating idea for Bezos, who has been reminding the public since his first letter to shareholders … [Read more...] about AmazonFresh Is Jeff Bezos’ Last Mile Quest For Total Retail Domination
Earlier this year, Ashley Haby spotted a gig that piqued her interest: Walgreens was asking social media influencers to apply for a new digital campaign that advertised their flu shots. advertisement advertisement Haby, who runs the Southern Suds and Simple Living account (self-described “Jesus lover, wifey, blogger, and mompreneur”), signed up. Although she rarely posts about health—and herself eschewed the shot for several years—Haby changed her mind when her great-grandmother grew increasingly sick. Suddenly, she had to get a shot in order to be around a loved one. “We had always gone to my kid’s pediatrician to get the shot,” she recalls, “and there’s nothing against that, but the wait is horrendous. It’s anywhere from two to three hours—just for a flu shot.” Those are the exact anecdotes and authentic personal stories that Walgreens was looking for—and Haby was … [Read more...] about ‘It’s sort of the Wild West’: How Instagram influencers are disrupting healthcare